Stepping up search for alliances, Tsipras welcomes Euro-Med leaders

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: European Union, SYRIZA
Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos [www.myrtopapadopoulos.com]
Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos [www.myrtopapadopoulos.com]

Before he devotes full attention to the domestic audience, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is hoping to enhance his standing outside Greece by strengthening ties with the Southern European leaders that are due in Athens on Friday for a summit called by the Greek premier.

The meeting will involve the leaders of France, Italy, Malta, Cyprus and Portugal. Spain’s Mariano Rajoy will not take part in the so-called EU-Med summit. The gathering is seen as an effort by Tsipras to build alliances ahead of a new round of European...

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